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Latin American Studies Association (LASA)

International Congress



As in the past, all LASA Congress participants and attendees must be registered; no exceptions can be made. The deadline for congress participants to pre-register is March 14, 2017 (5:00 pm EDT).

Registration and check-in areas will be located in the Pontificia Universidad Católica in front of the Complejo de Innovación, beside the Camino Inca. Participants are encouraged to check in for the congress starting on Friday, April 28, from 1:30 pm to 7:30 pm.

Registration and check-in hours:

    Friday, April 28, 1:30 pm – 7:30 pm
    Saturday, April 29, 7:00 am – 8:00 pm
    Sunday, April 30, 7:00 am – 6:30 pm
    Monday, May 1, 7:30 am – 1:00 pm


For LASA2017, registered participants will receive their name badge, program book, constancias, and other information at the time of check-in. The Program Book will only be available online and in our exclusive application. A printed version can be bought at an additional cost of $10.

Participants are urged to give themselves ample time to check in before their scheduled sessions.

  • People who attend the Welcome Ceremony and Reception on Friday night will be required to wear their badges.
  • Individuals planning on attending Saturday morning sessions should consider checking in from 1:30 pm to 7:30 pm on Friday, April 28 if at all possible.

On-Site Registration

Individuals registering on site should proceed to the on-site registration area to pay the required fees and receive their materials. MasterCard and Visa credit cards, checks written on U.S.-based banks, and U.S. currency will be accepted as well as Peruvian soles. .

Congress Sessions and Proceedings

Sessions will be held in the Pontificia Universidad Católica. Congress papers received by the Secretariat by the April 7th deadline were posted to the LASA website before the start of the meeting.

    Sessions will be held in Pabellon A and Pabellon H

    The Book Exhibit will be located in front of the Complejo de Innovacion Academica, outside

    The Film Festival will be located in the Auditorio de Humanidades.

    Map of PUCP

    The Welcome Ceremony will be held at the Museo de Arte de Lima

    LASA2017 Benefit Concert will be held at the Gran Teatro Nacional For tickets: Tickets

    The Gran Baile will be held at The Westin Lima Hotel & Convention Center

Contracted Hotels

    JW Marriott Hotel Lima (12 kms from the PUCP)
    Malecon De La Reserva 615, Miraflores, Lima

    The Westin Lima Hotel & Convention Center (11 kms from the PUCP)
    Las Begonias 450, San Isidro, Lima – Perú

    Sheraton Lima Hotel (7 kms from the PUCP)
    Av Paseo de la República 170, Distrito de Lima 15001, Peru

Transportation from the Airport to Hotels

Jorge Chávez International Airport is Peru's main airport. It is located in the Constitutional Province of Callao. Road access to the airport is via Elmer Faucett Av. This is approximately 9 km from the PUCP, 21 km from the JW Marriott, 17 km from the Westin Lima Hotel and 12 km from the Sheraton Lima.

Upon arriving to the airport, it is possible to rent a car or take a certified taxi. More details can be found at:

Uber offers flat rates from the airport to a number of neighborhoods throughout Lima:

Travel in and around Lima

EasyTaxi, Satelital and Uber are all used in Peru, but depend on phone or data service.

Taxis (at taxi stands)

There are no metered taxis in Lima. Please negotiate fares before getting into a taxi (as it varies by length of trip, traffic, and time of day). Registered taxis are identifiable by the license number painted on the side and an authorization sticker on the windshield. These taxis can be called or found at taxi stands.


Lima offers bus service through various routes. Fares are affordable and paid in cash.

Rutas Recomendables has been created for those unfamiliar with the system.

El Metro

The city has a service of a rapid transit system called the Metropolitano. “El Metro” has a dedicated lane that runs from the south of the city, through the center then up north. At times it will only stop at certain platforms. Payment is made using an “e-card” which can be purchased or recharged at vending machines on the platforms.

Shuttle between Hotels and PUCP

LASA will be providing a shuttle between the official LASA hotels and the PUCP. Please be prepared to have alternative transportation in case of exceptional needs.
Transporation Schedule

Audio/Visual Equipment

LASA will be providing an LCD projector, a screen, and the proper connections for a laptop in each meeting room. Each panel will be responsible for bringing a laptop for their presentation. Separate audio and video equipment will not be provided. Any video presentations should be recorded on DVD or any other media so they may be viewed via the laptop. Presenters will be required to provide their own speakers if needed. AV staff will be available if participants experience any problems with the equipment.


Constancias for LASA2017 will be provided during check-in at the registration area located in the Pontificia Universidad Catolica in front of the Complejo de Innovacion, beside the Camino Inca.

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